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KinderCare at Hillsborough

Allison Vitali, Center Director

756 US Route 206 South Hillsborough NJ 08844
(908) 431-1565 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Across from Somerset Medical Center Urgent Care

Neighborhood:
Route 206 South

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hillsborough and Montgomery school districts, KC buses to Montgomery; Orchard Hill. Hillsborough Buses to KC; Amsterdam, Hillsborough Elm., Woods Road, Triangle

If you are looking for a day care facility or school that feels like HOME, with teachers that make you feel like FAMILY- then LOOK NO FURTHER! KinderCare at Hillsborough is the place for you and your children! Please take some time to read about our wonderful teachers and caregivers, and check out the pictures of our center. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a tour, please give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!

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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in KinderCare at Hillsborough! We are delighted that you have chosen to consider us as an option for your child's early childhood education and look forward to meeting you and your family! We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at Hillsborough KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parent's consider us to be an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing young children.

Allison Vitali, Center Director

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Accreditation

Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Thank you for your interest in KinderCare Learning Center at Hillsborough! We are very proud of our school and the amazing moments that happen here every day! Our staff team consists of wonderfully diverse individuals that have one common goal- to develop, in each child that walks through our doors, a love of learning, a respect for others, and the confidence to succeed in all areas of daily life!

  • Allison Vitali

    Allison Vitali, Center Director

    There is nothing quite as perfect as seeing the amazement and joy in a child's eyes when he experiences something for the first time. It is a privilege to witness, and it makes all of our hard work worthwhile. Working with young children is not only a profession, it is a CALLING, and a child care center is not just a school, it is a FAMILY. I look forward to sharing these milestones and memories with your family!

    Allison is a graduate of Salve Regina University, on the amazingly beautiful island of Newport, Rhode Island. She loves fun, adventure and experiencing all of the wonderful things that life has to offer. Allison always encourages her teachers to develop each student's curiosity and creativity. She believes that it's good to get your hands dirty some of the time and to be a good friend all of the time. Allison loves when her KinderCare kids don't want to go home at the end of the day- that's how she knows she and her teachers have done their job!

    Previous Experience:
    Allison has run children's programs on Holland America Cruise Lines, been a whitewater rafting guide in PA, and worked for the YMCA for eleven years as a preschool teacher then Youth Director, running all preschool, before and after school care, enrichment, and summer camp programs, which served thousands of children and families a year.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    8/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Psychology
  • Jen Pachon

    Jen Pachon, Assistant Director

    I truly enjoy hearing each of the kids yell my name as I enter their classroom. They are just as important to me as I am to them.

    Miss Jen started her KinderCare career as the Infant teacher at our sister-center in Flemington. She was also a Toddler teacher here at KinderCare Hillsborough. She truly enjoys watching the children in her classroom blossom and hit their milestones. She now equally enjoys her role in management, because it allows her to witness all of the children reaching their full potential.

    Previous Experience:
    Jen began her KinderCare journey at our sister-center in Flemington, where she worked for 4 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
    Year Started:
    5/5/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Chrystal

    Ms. Chrystal, Infants

    Life is about the little moments. A unique experience of self-discovery that builds us up and prepares us for tomorrow.

    Ms. Chrystal is a graduate of King's College, Pennsylvania. She has over twelve years experience working with children. Ms. Chrystal fell in love with the KinderCare experience when she enrolled her son. She became part of our KinderCare team shortly after! She is currently our Step Up teacher and her classroom curriculum is taught through hands-on experience. Ms. Chrystal uses a wide variety of mediums in her daily art projects. Her students can often be found painting with balls, apples, or even their feet!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Chrystal has previous experience teaching children with special needs, working as a Director of Youth Ministry, a Toddler teacher and taught computer classes to children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Infants

    I enjoy watching the children grow and change. It reminds me of my grandchildren, and I love snuggling with the babies!

    Sharon began working at KinderCare after spending more than 20 years as a court clerk in busy downtown New Brunswick. In this hectic position, Sharon truly learned to handle anything! She now enjoys the calm, nurturing environment of her infant classroom, where she appreciates the small moments in each baby's life!

    Previous Experience:
    Miss Sharon is fairly new to caring for children in a group setting, but she has plenty of experience caring for her 7 wonderful grandchildren!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    9/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Tina

    Ms. Tina, Infant Classroom

    I truly love all of my babies, as if they were my own!

    Ms. Tina has been with the center since it opened. Ms. Tina loves to love the infants.

    Year Started:
    8/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Miss Kait

    Miss Kait, Step Ups (Mobile Infants)

    Working with the children and watching how they learn and grow gives me the opportunity to increase my knowledge of child development. It is exiting to see them learn from each other, as well as discover new abilities on their own!

    Kait loves working with infants everyday! She has been working with infants in one capacity or another since she was in high school, and has love every minute of it! Her kind, nurturing demeanor makes her a favorite amongst all of our babies. Kait loves spending time on the floor, laughing, singing, and playing with her class. She is also extremely creative when it comes to carrying out her curriculum. The Step Up class is always working on a great project!

    Previous Experience:
    Kait has been working with young children since she was in high school in various capacities such as babysitting and as a teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlie the Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    4/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Miss Michelle

    Miss Michelle, Step Ups (Mobile Infants)

    Working with children is very rewarding in many ways! I really enjoy being able to watch each child develop and learn new skills every day! Feeling like you've had an impact on a child's life makes this work so fulfilling!

    Miss Michelle is a recent addition to our KinderCare team. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in childcare, but her true gift is her ability to keep a bubbly, positive attitude at ALL TIMES! The kids and parents love her!! Michelle has fantastic ideas and is always coming up with creative activities to keep her infants engaged.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle has been babysitting children since she was 12 years old. She then became a nanny for two children before accepting a position as Infant teacher and manager at a local daycare before joining our team.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, the Places You'll Go!
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Marianne

    Ms. Marianne, Toddler Classroom

    There is nothing more wonderful than seeing the world through the eyes of a child. Their unconditional love, their joy, their eagerness to learn, and the excitement they share over their accomplishments makes everyday a good day.

    Ms. Marianne has been with KinderCare for ten years. She began working at KinderCare part-time as a floater, working in every room, getting to know all the children. In July, 2010 she became the lead teacher of Toddler A. Ms. Marianne has a TON of energy and a great passion for teaching. She was born to work with toddlers!

    Previous Experience:
    Marianne was a Home Daycare Provider for 18 years before joining KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    11/1/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Business Management
  • Miss Yosy

    Miss Yosy, Toddlers/Floater

    I enjoy working with the kids because of the genuine happiness in each child! Seeing their adorable faces and playful attitudes everyday is the best feeling in the world!

    Yosy is a natural when it comes to working with children of all ages. She mainly works with our Toddler program, but also spends time with our older children most afternoons. No matter which age group or classroom, Yosy can always be found with a smile on her face! 

    Previous Experience:
    Yosy has gained a ton of experience working with young children while studying at Hillsborough High School and by spending a lot of time babysitting her three year old sister.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Arthur's New Puppy
    Year Started:
    2/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Miss Deena

    Miss Deena, Jr. Preschool

    Knowing that my job is to help kids achieve their full potential and help them feel happier and better about themselves, brings a huge smile to my face.

    Deena was born to work with young children! She is a master of planning and implementing her classroom's curriculum, as well as getting her students to become independent, potty-trained, knowledgeable students that LOVE to learn and LOVE coming to school every day!

    Previous Experience:
    Deena worked for many years at a private local nursery school before joining our KinderCare team. She has worked with children in many different capacities, such as coaching and leading enrichment classes. She has also been babysitting since she was 15.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are!
    Year Started:
    1/4/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Preschool

    I love watching young children catch new ideas and have new experiences and then make them part of their expanding world. Every day brings an exciting new example of children trying out new knowledge of the world and the people in it. It's thrilling to watch!

    Mary has such a deep and varied knowledge of child development and how children learn, that it truly shows in her classroom. One step into our Preschool and you can see that Mary has created a world of wonder for her students. Here they are able to explore and experience many different types of materials and objects, all which have been carefully chosen by Mary to help them learn new concepts, skills, and ideas. Her small group activities and projects are chosen with the same care and knowledge of each child's capabilities and stage of development. Nobody is ever bored and nobody ever wants to leave- both signs that they have a great teacher!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Bark, George
    Year Started:
    8/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    NJ Teacher's Certification
  • Miss Janel

    Miss Janel, Preschool

    I love working with children becaue the smile on their faces brings joy to my day!

    Previous Experience:
    Janel has worked with children as a nanny and teacher for many years
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Cat in the Hat
    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Associates Degree
  • Ms. Gail

    Ms. Gail, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love my job because something new happens every day. The children keep me on my toes!

    Ms. Gail has been the Prekindergarten teacher since we opened our doors 16 years ago. She is state certified as a group teacher and also has her Child Development Associate's credential. In the Prekindergarten class we are very busy learning letters and their sounds, numbers, and appreciating books. We use our imagination every day while we play. We build a strong foundation for our future education.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Gail worked at Kindercapers Nursery School from 1994-1999.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    6/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Miss Lauren

    Miss Lauren, Kindergarten/School Age

    I enjoy that every day is a new adventure with my students!

    Lauren is such a wonderful Kindergarten teacher. She creates a well-structured day of learning for her students with a good balance of fun and instruction. Lauren's curriculum is very challenging, and she does a fabulous job implementing it for her students so that they truly learn. She is especially good at teaching her class to read, and most children graduate from her class able to complete chapter books.

    Previous Experience:
    Lauren has spent a good majority of her life working with younger children- babysitting her younger cousins and neighbors, before beginning her professional teaching career at KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Guess How Much I Love You
    Year Started:
    9/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    NJ Teacher's Certification
  • Mr. Pete

    Mr. Pete, Cook and Bus Driver

    I love cooking healthy meals for the children everyday! Their smiles and cheers when lunch arrives in their classroom makes it all worthwhile!

    Year Started:
    8/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Special Features

  • *WE ACCEPT VISA, MASTERCARD, AND DISCOVER!
  • *ALL OF OUR TEAM MEMBERS ARE CPR, AED, AND FIRST AID CERTIFIED!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • French
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center is equipped with a double coded keypad entry system. Only parents of enrolled children and current employees possess the access code, which changes throughout the year. All other visitors must ring our doorbell and a member of management will meet them at the door. All of our playgrounds are very safe and secure. We have three playgrounds at our center. Each one utilizes a poured rubber surface under and around all play structures to protect children from injury. Each playground is also completely fenced in. Our center also has a Health and Safety Coordinator on site. Joyce's role includes conducting monthly fire drills, ensuring that all staff's CPR and First Aid certifications are up to date, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My son attended Prekindergarten at the Hillsborough KinderCare and still talks about his experiences to this day!  Mr. Pete spoiled him with lunches he loved and Ms. Doreen loved and cared for him like he was family.  We still visit, we just attended their fall festival where he got to talk to old teacher's and play with other children he recognized.  Being familiar with other daycare centers in Hillsborough there is no better place to send your child then join Allison and her team.

- Mother

We moved to Hillsborough last year and were looking for a good day care for my 5 year old. I chose learning experience as it was close to my house. Few months into it we changed him to KinderCare. The teachers are so good here, center is clean and very well managed. They are concerned about your child's safety and make sure that your child is learning and having fun. Strongly recommend this center :-)

- Mother

I am a full time working mom, and I am the mother of two children, both of whom are attending KinderCare. My family enjoys coming to the center everyday, the teachers are so great, the entire staff is wonderful, we are very happy with our experience here at the KinderCare in Hillsborough.

- Mother

It's impossible to express the invaluable experience KinderCare Hillsborough has been to me for my two kids. My son was enrolled there from when he was three months old and continued until he enrolled at school and was nurtured to be a smart, caring, curious & happy child. It was a no brainer when it came to doing the same for my daughter.

- Mother
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